Peter Sellars


Peter Sellars, Professor
World Arts and Cultures

Office: Kaufman 114
Tel: 825-3951

Peter Sellars, a director of opera, theatre and film, is renowned worldwide for his innovative treatments of classical material from western and non-western traditions, and for his commitment to exploring the role of the performing arts in contemporary society. He has served as artistic director of the Los Angeles Festival, the American National Theatre at the Kennedy Center, the Boston Shakespeare Company and the Elitch Theatre for Children in Denver. He is a recipient of the MacArthur Prize Fellowship and was awarded the Erasmus Prize at the Dutch Royal Palace for contributions to European culture. Recent projects include directing John Adams' El Ni?o, a nativity oratorio, at the Theatre du Chalet in Paris, as well as the Los Angeles Philharmonic's production; Handel's Theodora; Stravinksy's The Story of a Soldier with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, a 25-year survey exhibition of the work of American artist Bill Viola; Jean Genet's The Screens, adapted by poet Gloria Alvarez, with the Cornerstone Theater Company and performers from the community of Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles; and Peony Pavilion composed by Tan Dun and featuring renowned Kun Opera performer Hua Wenyi. an Emmy Award. His past teaching positions include a visiting professorship at the Center for Theatre Arts at UC Berkeley. B.A., Harvard University.


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Mon Oct 05 @ 3:00PM
Rahul Roy Film Screening: "The Factory"
Thu Oct 08 @ 2:00PM
Rustom Bharucha, "The Aftermath: Reflections on Terror and Performance"
Thu Oct 15 @10:00AM
AXIS Dance Company
Thu Oct 15 @ 4:00PM
Bijayini Satpathy Regents Lecture

UCLA Department of World Arts Cultures/Dance
Box 951608, 150 Kaufman Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1608
Tel 310.825.3951